The Houston Astros will look to avoid an eight-game losing streak without the newly traded Carlos Lee on Thursday, as the rebuilding process of a franchise slated to move divisions and leagues in 2013 is still ongoing. The Astros are now 1-5 against PIttsburgh in 2012 with three more series remaining against their NL Central neighbors.
Bud Norris will make his second start since returning from the DL, and gave up four runs and seven hits last Friday against the Cubs, with all four runs coming as homers.
Date / Time: Thursday, July 5, 6:05 p.m. CT
Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: Fox Sports Houston
Radio: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010
Probable Starters: Bud Norris (5-5) vs. Jeff Karstens (1-2)
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